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sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When a team loses eight seniors to graduation, including a two-time all-state player, it's usually a recipe for a rebuilding year for most schools. But Sikeston head coach Gregg...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New cast hoping to lift Risco back on top of district (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- Their streak of consecutive district titles in Class 1, District 1 took a hit last season. Now the Risco Tigers will look to get back on top of a district they've owned four of the last five seasons but they'll rely on a new cast to do so...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop first game, Oran routs SCC (11/26/14)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 48-28 loss to Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and led 23-13 at the break. They outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the second half...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bogan leads unsettled Bluejays into new district (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- While they bring back one of the top players in southeast Missouri, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with little else settled as they try and replace most of last year's starting lineup. Reigning SEMO Conference Player of the Year Delfincko Bogan will lead a young Bluejay squad that hopes to gel in time to contend for their fifth-straight district title...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: SCC moves on to new challenge in Class 2 (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scott County Central will be moving onwards and upwards after claiming it's 17th state championship a season ago relying on three returning pieces to guide them through what is now their new home in Class 2. But moving up in classification is no deterrent from what the historically strong program has its eyes set on each and every year...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dowdy returns home, hopes to change culture at Dexter (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- New head coach Josh Dowdy is the product of a more lucrative time in Dexter basketball. The 1993 graduate-turned-coach was tutored by Dexter's winningest coach, Jim Hall, who racked up 415 wins during his time...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: East Prairie returns veteran squad (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Returning four of five starters from last year's team, the East Prairie Eagles bring back an experienced squad that's looking to keep the forward momentum they've built over the past several seasons. "When I took over there was some great kids here, but the program was in a total rebuilding mode," sixth-year head coach Casey Knight said. ...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Portageville searching for offense after seniors depart (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The biggest test for the Portageville Bulldogs going into this season will be finding replacements for their top scorers lost to graduation. A.V. Banks led the Bulldogs with an average of 25 points and to a Class 2, District 1 semifinal appearance last season and a 9-13 record...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Replacing leaders is biggest test for Oran (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Falling just short of their fourth-straight district title, the Oran Eagles enter the upcoming season looking to replace their leading scorer while also contending with dropping down to Class 1 with rival Advance...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Richland looks to underclassmen (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- Despite only graduating two seniors, the Richland Rebels remain a young group entering the upcoming season where they'll try to improve on last year's three-win campaign. "We have a young bunch," Rebels' head coach Matt Cline said. "We're just kind of feeling things out. We're throwing a few new things on them and it's been going pretty good. It's been real competitive."...
High school roundup: Charleston girls basketball team downs Woodland (11/26/14)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
Unsung heroes: Central's offensive line fills big role for the Tigers (11/25/14)
The Cape Central offensive line, a key to the Tigers' march to the state championship game, features five first-year starters.
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team beats Sikeston in opener (11/25/14)
Tuesday night's girls basketball game for Saxony Lutheran gave Crusaders' coach Sam Sides a glimpse of what took his team to last year's Class 3 final four. It also showed just how much the Crusaders must improve if they hope for a repeat performance this season.
November 25, 2014 Scoreboard (11/25/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Southland falls to strong opponent in season opener (11/25/14)
On Monday, the Southland Rebels fell in a very difficullt season opener.
Lucas Nutt leads new era of Senath-Hornersville basketball (11/25/14)
The Senath-Hornersville boys basketball team is gearing up for a new season under the helm of a brand new head coach with a rich coaching heritage.
High school roundup: Chaffee girls win opener (11/25/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Zalma Boys Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Mississippi Valley Coach: Bryant Fernetti, 3rd year District: Class 1 District 3 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Cole Shelby, Brent Overbey, Andrew Hovis, D.J. Hankins, Christopher Lombeida Starters lost: None Last year's record: 1-20...
Woodland Girls Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Stoddard County Coach: Robert Stein, 3rd year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Shelby Sawyer, Whitney Lincoln Starters lost: Josie Long, Kat Cooper, Lindsey Craft, Taylor Toombs Last year's record: 17-6 Postseason result: Lost to St. Pius X (Festus) 67-50 in a district quarterfinal...